The Daily Chop July 1, 2008
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Six Seminoles Named To Bednarik & Maxwell Award Watch Lists
Six Seminole football players, three from the offense and three from the defense, were named to prestigious award watch lists on Monday. Everette Brown, Derek Nicholson and Myron Rolle were all named as candidates for the 14th annual Chuck Bednarik Award. Greg Carr, Antone Smith and Drew Weatherford were placed on the watch list for the 72nd Maxwell Award. Each list is comprised of 75 players who were selected based on their performance in 2007.
Preview: 2008 Florida State Seminoles
FSU football players return to workouts
FSU tickets on sale
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FSU-Colorado Ticket Update
FSU football coach Bowden to visit Peachtree City church
Where are they now? Danny McManus
Beijing Bound! FSU Sprinter Walter Dix Qualifies for 2008 Summer Olympics
A little more than two months ago, the prospects for making the United State Olympic Team were bleak for Florida State senior Walter Dix. However, in a month he'll be trading in his Garnet & Gold fin or the Red, White and Blue as he punched his ticket for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
100m makes Florida State grad Dix shine
Walter Dix was proving to be a tough guy for coach Terry Long to reach the morning after zipping to a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
FSU grad, Beijing-bound sprinter a role model
Dix reaches a new degree of sprinting his way
Sprinter Dix Earns Trip To Beijing
Walter Dix ran the fastest time of his career in the 100 meters, a wind-aided 9.80 seconds to finish second to Tyson Gay.
Dix’s Olympic Dreams Fulfilled
Former 'Nole McCoy recalls Olympics that weren't
The fans of this track crazy town probably didn't spot it in the gleaming and proud faces of members from the 1980 U.S. Olympic team as they signed autographs over the weekend.
FSU's Young not suited for new suit
Many of the swimmers and coaches here are raving about the Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit, but don't count Florida State's Kyle Young among the suit's backers.
Raytown South’s Maurice Mitchell is boys’ All-Metro athlete of the year
Mitchell rested the weeks after state and now feels back to 100 percent, which he will need to be next season as he runs for Florida State.
'NOLES IN THE PROS:
Anquan Boldin: Quick Contract Resolution Unlikely
One and Dunn? Warrick ready for classy last hurrah
Sims' shoulder bothered him since '06
'Noles of the Past Minor League Player of the Day - Games of 6/29
Eddy Martinez-Esteve of the Connecticut Defenders (AA-Giants) went 4-6
with a double, scored twice and drove in 4 runs in a 14-5 win over
Shane Robinson of the Memphis Redbirds (AAA-Cardinals) went 2-4 in a 3-2
win over New Orleans.
Barrett Browning of the Arkansas Travelers (AA-Angels) went 1.2
scoreless innings of relief, striking out 3 in a 10-4 loss to Frisco.
Mark Hallberg of the Visalia Oaks (High A-Diamondbacks) went 2-4, walked
and drove in a run in an 8-4 win over Bakersfield.
Nick Francis of the Idaho Falls Chukars (R-Royals) went 3-4 with a pair
of doubles, walked and scored in a 13-3 loss to Odgen.
Hunter Davis of the New Jersey Jackals (IND-CanAm) worked a scoreless
inning of relief, giving up a hit and striking out 1 in a 6-2 loss to
John-Ford Griffin of the Las Vegas 51's (AAA-Dodgers) went 0-4 in an 8-4
loss to Fresno.
Rocky Roquet of the Tennessee Smokies (AA-Cubs) faced a couple of
batters, striking out 1 in a 4-1 win over West Tennessee.
Mark Gildea of the Hagerstown Suns (A-Nationals) went 1-3, walked,
scored and stole a base in a 4-3 win over Lake County.
Dennis Guinn of the Spokane Indians (SS-Rangers) went 0-1 with a walk in
a 1-0 win over Tri-City in 13 innings.
Ryne Malone of the Gateway Grizzlies (IND-Frontier) went 1-3, scored and
drove in a run in an 8-3 win over Rockford.
Complete 'Noles of the Past - Minor League Player of the Day Standings
and Player Stats can be found at SectionB.Com <http://www.sectionb.com>
OTHER FSU NEWS:
FSU professor to receive prestigious prize in mathematics
FSU tries to make campus a safer place for pedaling
ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE NEWS
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080701/SPORTS0101/80701005/1025Six Clemson University football players on award watch lists
Clemson University defensive back Michael Hamlin, Tigers defensive end Ricky Sapp and University of South Carolina linebacker Jasper Brinkley are on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
Football recruits still making way to campus
Clemson’s football signing class has made it into school relatively intact.
N.J. sleeper Wallace makes pledge to Cavaliers
Wallace, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman, made that a reality last week when he committed to Virginia coach Al Groh following one of the program’s numerous summer camps. He becomes the 18th player to verbally commit for the Class of 2009.
Harris commits to Deacons
Shooting guard from Mount Tabor will head to WFU in 2009
Hurricanes' Hernandez is freshman of year
University of Miami left-handed pitcher Chris Hernandez has been named the 2008 Baseball America National Freshman of the Year. Hernandez, a Baseball America third-team All-American who led Miami with 11 victories, becomes the fifth UM player to win BA's top freshman honor and the fourth since Jim Morris became Miami's coach before the 1994 season. He is just the fourth Atlantic Coast Conference player to win the honor, with three of those (Hernandez, 2007 winner Dustin Ackley of North Carolina and...
Baseball America honors Fox
North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox, who led the Tar Heels to their third straight trip to the College World Series earlier this month, is Baseball America's National Coach of the Year.
OTHER FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL/BASEBALL/MISC NEWS:
Football closer than you think
A lot of you won’t need that second morning cup of coffee after you read the next line I’m going to lay on you: LSU starts playing football next month.
SEC's best players: No. 25 - Rico McCoy, UT
Preview: 2008 Florida Gators
Tebow, Harvin highlight Maxwell watch list
Offensive tackle Harrison commits to UF
Charley Pell keeps fighting in special film
No football at Georgia St., without Driesell
Hartline overtakes Pulley at QB
It could be well into fall camp before Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks names a starting quarterback, but if the off-season is any indication, sophomore Mike Hartline has taken a slight edge over junior Curtis Pulley.
UT trainer expects Wilks to be ready for season
Despite his knee surgery on Monday, one of the Tennessee football team's freshman playmakers is expected to play this fall.
Chow's offensive genius makes Bruin No. 1
WVU football recruiting moves into a new age
It's hard to argue with West Virginia's football recruiting success in recent years, be it under Rich Rodriguez or Don Nehlen before him.
Getting John Wooden to change his ways is no slam dunk
Basketball coaching great steadfastly sticks to his ideas and beliefs.
IU president: Sampson shouldn't have been hired
Indiana University's president told the NCAA infractions committee that the hiring of ousted basketball coach Kelvin Sampson was "a risk that should not have been taken."
A shot at redemption for U.S. cagers
Carlos Boozer and other 2004 Olympians want more than a bronze medal in basketball this time.
Coach K bears an Olympic burden
Having never put more emphasis on the downside than potential reward, Mike Krzyzewski didn't look around for a grassy-knoll conspiracy when he was selected to coach the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.
With this roster, U.S. might not have a shot
Dwyane Wade's Olympic diary
McCormack is right choice
FAU searched the nation, but at the end found the best candidate was the one already on its ...
SPORTS IN THE COURTS:
Tarrant charged with rape
Georgia Tech redshirt freshman from Carrollton accused of April assault on campus; has been suspended from team.
The latest in the case of 'Project Rodriguez'
Once again, it was the sublime and fairly ridiculous that stood out in the latest round of depositions in West Virginia v. Rich Rodriguez.
Board of Governors members Farmer, Petroplus dispute claims
More depositions released
Turncoat gangster links Tyson to contract killings
MISC COLLEGE/PRO SPORTS NEWS:
Emotional goodbye to Uga VI
University president says mascot was symbol of strength, tenacity.
UGA Funeral Brings Out Memories
Citadel's Les Robinson retiring
Les Robinson, former basketball coach and athletics director at N.C. State, is retiring as the AD at The Citadel.
Always affable Bertman goes out with laughs
His last day on the job Monday, Skip Bertman joked that he left a single gift in the athletic director’s office for his successor, Joe Alleva — a large bottle of Advil.
AD gives $1M to school
AD, wife donate $1 million to Oklahoma State
Is Long best suited on left or right side?
Dolphins rookie left tackle Jake Long uses Jason Taylor-like dance steps to dodge questions about which side of the offensive line he prefers to play, but coach Tony Sparano never minced words when discussing the future location for his top draft pick.
Jags poised to finally catch Colts
Ex-Armwood star Mike Pearson officially retires from NFL
Kidd says Johnson misused him
Dallas Mavericks may be hanging on to recent past
Dallas Mavericks rookie Foster brings quiet confidence
Shan Foster practices during his first workout with the Dallas Mavericks.In his introduction to the Dallas Mavericks, Shan Foster had more than just a cordial greeting. He went through a one-hour shooting drill and pretty much drained everything he threw at the basket.
Why The Mavericks May Be Charles Rhodes’ Best Shot
What to expect from the Mavericks during free agency
Addition by subtraction?
As the NBA's free agency negotiation period begins, the Heat faces tough decisions on whom to keep and whom to bring in. But Miami vows to be frugal.
Elton Brand, Corey Maggette opt out of their Clippers contracts
The team could still re-sign both players, who will be among the most sought-after free agents this summer.
James Posey chooses free agency over Celtics
Celtics forward James Posey opted out of his contract with the Green today. The move will make the versatile Posey an unrestricted free agent tomorrow, but he could return to Boston.
Baron Davis opts out of contract with Warriors
Golden State point guard Baron Davis elected to become a free agent Monday night, opting out of the final year of his contract with the Warriors in a surprise move.
Jamison signs 4-yr, $50M deal to stay with Wizards
Antawn Jamison is back in the Washington Wizards fold. Now it's time to focus on Gilbert Arenas. The Wizards achieved a major free agency goal Monday when two-time All-Star forward Jamison signed a four-year, $50 million contract.
Bobcats, Okafor prepare to begin negotiations
The Charlotte Bobcats vs. Emeka Okafor. Part II. For the second straight summer, the Bobcats will try to lock up the first draft pick in team history to a long-term contract. This time, however, the sense of urgency is greater because Okafor becomes a restricted free agent Tuesday.
Lakers make offers to Sasha Vujacic, Ronny Turiaf
Team hopes to re-sign the restricted free agents fresh off the best seasons of their careers.
PISTONS FREE AGENCY : Expect a big Pistons trade, not a big signing
Catching up with Dan Majerle
Final Thoughts On The 2008 NBA Draft
There's a proven fix for NBA's perception problem
Commissioner David Stern needs to acknowledge that fans think there's an unspoken code among referees to favor big-market teams, and he has a blueprint to fix this problem: baseball's Mitchell Report.
Rays hang on to beat Red Sox
It gets scary in the ninth, but the Rays hang on against second-place Boston and pad their 1.5 game lead. James Shields struck out five, scattered five hits over 6 1-3 innings and B.J. Upton and Gabe Gross homered Monday night.
Red Sox shrug off talk of spat, threats
'No-Name' Rays Are Finally Getting Noticed
Maddon has Rays on the winning track
Joe Maddon isn't a household name, but he could be. In the unthinkable world, the Tampa Bay Rays -- they dropped the "Devil" this season, in case you didn't know -- were 49-32 on Monday morning, in first place in the American League East.
Notebook: Longoria wins AL Player of the Week
10 reasons to hate the Red Sox
Chipper Jones Likely Headed to the DL
Lightning sign Malone, Richards and Prospal
Injury keeps Woods home
Doctors advise star not to travel to AT&T National
Recovering Woods says knee was sore 10-12 years
Tiger Woods does not know when he can play golf again, but he said Monday his rebuilt left knee has been sore his entire PGA Tour career and he looks forward to playing on two good legs.
Tiger: Knee has hurt entire career
McGregory, Coughlin set WRs in 100 back
Natalie Coughlin stood on deck watching Hayley McGregory erase her world record in the 100-meter backstroke. Coughlin decided she wanted it back. Two minutes later, it was hers again.
Clark-Riley headed for Games
Hazel Clark-Riley, a former standout at the University of Florida from 1996-99, qualified for her third Summer Olympics.
It's not about the LZR Racer; it's about the competition, columnist Gary Shelton writes. Natalie Coughlin took back her 100-meter backstroke world mark 129 seconds after losing it Monday, reminding all that the point of the sport is one athlete finding a way to get to the wall faster than another.
Nadal in quarterfinals at Wimbledon
Second-ranked Rafael Nadal has advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. The Spaniard beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 on Court 1 on Monday.
Serena Williams advances to quarters
Two-time champion Serena Williams has beaten Bethany Mattekto to advance to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Williams swept past her fellow American 6-3, 6-3, immediately after her sister Venus was also triumphant on Court 2.
Venus Williams into Wimbledon quarters
Defending champion Venus Williams has advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alisa Kleybanova. Bidding for a fifth Wimbledon title, the No. 7-seeded Williams broke in the eighth game of the first set on Monday.
Bill From Tampa
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